Adec to host Leadership Conference
Abu Dhabi, April 16, 2008
The Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec), the independent corporate body tasked to develop education and educational institutions in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, is geared up to launch the First International School Leadership Conference.
The conference, beginning on April 20, 2008, at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, will be held under the theme “Achieving Excellence in School Leadership Practices”.
More than 29 international education experts, in addition to over 700 school principals, will be participating in the conference, which will also be attended by several dignitaries and prominent education-sector representatives from the UAE and abroad.
Director general, ADEC Mubarak Al-Shamesi, who held a meeting recently with the working committee members of the conference to be updated with the status of preparations, said that the event will serve as an opportunity for everyone related to the UAE’s education sector to discuss various aspects of education at the local and international level.
He said the conference will emphasise on the importance for schools to have a far-sighted vision, in line with the rapid growth of Abu Dhabi, and is certain that the participants will benefit from the best practices and experiences presented by the international speakers.
“The conference will discuss the professional growth of staff in the education sector, as steady career progression is vital for teachers and administrators alike. The presence of international experts along with school administrators and people concerned with the development of education in the country will pave the way for formation of crucial partnerships, which eventually will lead to a higher level of educational excellence in schools,” said Al-Shamesi.
Al-Shamesi also pointed out that organising this conference in Abu Dhabi will provide an opportunity for international participants, who will be representing world-class educational institutions, to be familiar with Abu Dhabi’s education policies and the progress made by the emirate in this sector, especially since the Abu Dhabi government has expressed its commitment to educate nationals in line with global standards.
Invitations to the conference were extended to all educational councils, educational zones and public and private school principals and vice principals. The discussions during the conference will be held in Arabic and English languages, and advanced equipments will be used to ensure maximum audience participation. – TradeArabia News Service